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Project by Linkovich posted 07-26-2015 05:30 PM 2271 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saturday July 18th, I got married and gave my wife this bench, as a wedding gift.
I spent about 2 months working on it in secret. I would sneak out to my shop at 1am, and work on it for an hour or so. I kept hiding all the parts as they got finished.
I started out with a pile of old oak floorboards I got from my dad. I cut off the tongue and groove and planed down the grooves on the bottom, and planed the finish of the top side. This took a very long time. After I got all the boards the same thickness. I cut the rough lengths I needed, and started playing with glue. I cleaned up the mortise and tenons. Next came the nerve racking part. I cut all the dados in the slats as well as the dados on the supports that hold the slats. With a single blade and my miter gage. I cut the corners, added dowels to make it stronger and look better, rounded the edges on the router and glued all the pieces together. I also sanded a bunch through out the build. I gave it one last sand, and then covered it in boiled linseed oil.
I finished about a week before the wedding. So I had to hide it under actarp unit the big day.

There is a tone pore pics on my Facebook page.
https://m.facebook.com/dirtroadwoodworks





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 07-26-2015 05:48 PM

It looks very nice and I’m sure that she appreciates it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Linkovich

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#2 posted 07-26-2015 06:12 PM



It looks very nice and I m sure that she appreciates it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thank you. She loves it.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 07-26-2015 06:25 PM

Very nice work. Congrats on the wedding

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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observer100

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#4 posted 07-26-2015 06:29 PM

I like the looks of this project. Looks strong and yet artistic.

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Linkovich

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#5 posted 07-26-2015 06:29 PM



Very nice work. Congrats on the wedding

- Monte Pittman

Thank you.

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Linkovich

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#6 posted 07-26-2015 06:33 PM



I like the looks of this project. Looks strong and yet artistic.

- observer100

Thank you. It was a lot of work. And it didn’t seem to have any trouble holding weight. I’ve had about 500lbs on it so far.

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 07-26-2015 11:07 PM

Very nice looking bench! I’m sure she loves it—and congratulations on tying the knot!

-- Dean

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Linkovich

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#8 posted 07-27-2015 12:55 AM



Very nice looking bench! I m sure she loves it—and congratulations on tying the knot!

- Mean_Dean

Thank you. She was surprised, and seems to really like it.
Thanks for checkin it out.

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ZachNack

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#9 posted 07-27-2015 01:51 PM

Nice looking bench. Congrats on your marrige.

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Linkovich

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#10 posted 07-27-2015 04:18 PM


Nice looking bench. Congrats on your marrige.

- ZachNack

Thank you.

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liljimy7

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#11 posted 07-27-2015 10:17 PM

GREAT wood-of-art & story to go along with it!
Makes a nice wedding keepsake….
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI jfs.brand@gmail.com

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Linkovich

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#12 posted 07-28-2015 01:11 AM



GREAT wood-of-art & story to go along with it!
Makes a nice wedding keepsake….
Jim

- liljimy7

“Wood-of-art” I like that. Thank you for the compliment, and I do hope we have it for a long time.

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